Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Go to Barleyhush

Updating two blogs about my work is unsustainable, so I've only been updating the one where my passions lie, the personal art-making one http://barleyhush.blogspot.com

Having two was good at the start when I needed to separate my professional work life from my creative one, now they are more integrated I hope, some days more than others.

This blog will disappear eventually.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Thought And Hope

Thought and Hope is my collaborative exhibition for Tasmanian Living Artists' Week (24 Aug - 2 Sept) located at Pulse Youth Health Centre, Terrry St Glenorchy. The work is a short narrative about a conflict between a man and a giant raven. Materials: paper, photocopies, ink, imitation gold leaf. Young people from Pulse have been invited to exhibit their work in the adjoining window.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Tasmanian Living Artists' Week

The Tasmanian Living Artists' Week program has arrived!

Praise to Shannon and the rest of the arts@work staff, past and present, Graphic Designer Justy Phillips and the 1000 plus artists who made this cute A5 brochure happen. Viva the festival!

Festival Dates: 24 August - 2 September

Order/download your copy here:

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Insight Interview

Lisa Greenaway from the www.theprogram.net.au has interviewed me as a result of Tasmanian Regional Arts being awarded 1 of only 5 Australia Council Emerging Producers In Community (EPIC07) grants for 2007.

Read the interview here:

An overview of the EPIC07 initiative here:

Webbing the Islands Relaunched

The Webbing the Islands website has been beautifully redesigned by Helen Bordeaux and features the Webbing the Islands Units of Learning developed by the Tasmanian Department of Education's Centre for Extended Learning Opportunities.

The Units of Learning provide educational activities that explore island lives, cultures and environments across 9 themes.

The site was relaunched on Friday 24th March by the Tasmanian Minister for Education, the Honorable David Bartlett MHA.

POWER launch

The Power project DVD was launched at the Moonah Arts Centre on Saturday 21st April, as part of National Youth Week. The DVD collects together the animations, films and a selection of drawn and documentary images resulting from the workshops held by Kickstart Arts in partnership with Pulse Youth Health Centre, Cosgrove High School and South Hobart Primary School.

I worked as one of 8 professional artists employed on this project.

Contact Kickstart Arts for a copy of the DVD, kickstartarts@internode.on.net

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Shadow Tall Exhibition

Until the end of April, Loft Gallery, top floor Salamanca Arts Centre, 77 Salamanca Place, Hobart.

Work in progress showing of my current storyboards and character designs.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Our Hobart

A Periwinkle Projects initiative, Our Hobart brings together grade 9/10 students from Hutchins School and Rosetta High School to create video works about Hobart using Motorola V3x phones generously supplied by Telstra.

My role on this project will be as one of 3 artists who will mentor the students to achieve strong creative and expressive outcomes.

I have had an increasing interest in the use of mobile phones in art over the last two years and this is the first Tasmanian project I'm aware of that will use mobile phone technology.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Being Zine Results In New Zine By Sarah Badcock

As a follow on from the Being Zine workshops which Ingrid Reynolds and I ran in Nov 2005 and April 2006, the Tasmanian Writers' Centre has funded Sarah Badcock to produce a small print run of her autobiographical comic book zine 'Maybe' which she developed during the workshops.

Copies of Maybe are available from Pocketspace in Hobart and Sticky in Melbourne.

View Sarah Badcock's myspace page here:

Newcastle Zine Fair

Leigh Rigozzi and I once again held a stall at the Newcastle Zine Fair, part of the National Young Writers Festival. This year our stock featured books from: Saria Phillips(Tas), Zane Pinner(Tas), Sarah Badcock(Tas), Izzy von Lichten(Tas), Simon James(Tas), Donna Green(Tas), Mandy Ord(Vic), Miss Helen(Syd), Leigh(Syd) and myself. We also sold discounted books from Pocketspace (32 Criterion St, Hobart).